What’s new?

Phase 4, which will be launched on Sunday 16/10/22, involves the introduction of the G-Spine routes G1, G2 and Route 60 which will all be operated by Dublin Bus.

G1 Red Cow Luas – Ballyfermot – City centre – Spencer Dock
G2 Liffey Valley SC – Ballyfermot – City centre – Spencer Dock
60 Red Cow Luas – Clondalkin – Cherry Orchard – Ballyfermot –
Decies Rd. – Islandbridge – City centre – Sir John Rogerson’s Quay

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The introduction of these new routes will coincide with the removal of Routes 79, 79a and the Western part of Route 40.

Download the BusConnects Phase 4 Booklet

Frequency

G1 & G2

The G1 & G2 are timetabled to operate twice as frequently on the Spine section between Ballyfermot and the City centre.

Below are the approximate frequencies for each route:

  • Weekdays:
    • 06:00 – 22:00 — Every 10 – 15 minutes
    • 22:00 – 00:00 — Every 30 mins
    • 00:00 – 05:00 — Every 60 mins
    • 05:00 – 06:00 — Every 30 mins
  • Saturdays:
    • 07:00 – 23:00 — Every 15 – 20 minutes
    • 23:00 – 00:00 — Every 30 mins
    • 00:00 – 05:00 — Every 60 mins
    • 05:00 – 07:00 — Every 30 mins
  • Sundays and Bank Holidays:
    • 08:00 – 10:00 — Every 30 mins
    • 10:00 – 19:00 — Every 10 – 15 minutes
    • 19:00 – 00:00 — Every 30 mins
    • 00:00 – 08:00 — Every 60 mins

Both the G1 and G2 have overnight services, running every 60 minutes every night.

Route 60

Route 60 will run every 60 minutes during the following times:

    • Weekdays: 05:00 to 23:00
    • Saturdays: 06:00 to 23:00
    • Sundays and Bank Holidays: 07:00 to 23:00

Additional peak time journeys will be included for route 60 during the school term, for both the morning and evening peaks, between Cherry Orchard and the City centre.

Interchange with other modes on the TFI Network

The new network provides enhanced connections across all modes of transport

G1 & G2

  • You can use the G1 to interchange with Luas Red line services at Red Cow. You can also use the G1 and G2 to interchange with the nearby Luas Red line at Connolly Station and Spencer Dock
  • You can use the G1 to interchange with Irish Rail services at Park West & Cherry Orchard Station. You can also use the G1 and G2 to interchange with the nearby Irish Rail services at Connolly Station
  • In the City centre, both the G1 and the G2 allow for interchange with many other bus services including the new Orbital N4 at New Wapping Street. You can also interchange with Bus Éireann services at nearby Busáras.
  • In the West, the G2 allows for interchange with a wide range of TFI services at Liffey Valley.

Route 60

  • You can use Route 60 to interchange with Luas Red line services at Red Cow, Irish Rail services at Park West and Cherry Orchard as well as Luas and Irish Rail services at Heuston and nearby Connolly Station.
    In the City centre, Route 60 allows for interchange with many other TFI bus services. You can also interchange with Bus Éireann services at nearby Busáras

FAQs

G-Spine routes G1, G2 and Route 60

Routes 79, 79a and the Western part of Route 40

  • Red Cow
  • Ballyfermot
  • City centre
  • Spencer Dock
  • Liffey Valley SC
  • Clondalkin
  • Cherry Orchard Decies Rd.
  • Islandbridge
  • Sir John Rogerson’s Quay

The other routes that will make up the new BusConnects network will be rolling out on a phased basis over the next few years.

If you use a TFI Leap Card, then the TFI 90 Minute Fare (TFI 90) will apply to most journeys in the Dublin area. It includes the option to transfer for free between Dublin City Bus (Dublin Bus and Go-Ahead Ireland), Luas, DART and commuter rail (zones 1 to 4 in the Short Hop Zone). Simply touch on at your first leg, change transport as often as you like and then touch on again as you start your last leg. Once you touch on your last journey within 90 minutes of the first you’ll only be charged the TFI 90 Fare.

TFI Leap Fares Adult Young Adult / Student Child
Short Fare €1.30 €0.65 €0.65
TFI 90 Minute Fare €2.00 €1.00 €0.65

For more information visit leapcard.ie.

The G1 & G2 are timetabled to operate twice as frequently on the Spine section between Ballyfermot and the City centre

  • Buses will run on both the G1 and G2 at the following frequencies
    • Every 10-30 minutes on weekdays
    • Every 15-30 minutes on Saturdays
    • Every 15-30 minutes on Sundays & Bank Holidays
  • Both the G1 and G2 will have overnight services, running every 60 minutes every night of the week.
  • Route 60 will run every 60 minutes

Additional peak time journeys will be included for route 60 during the school term, for both the morning and evening peaks, between Cherry Orchard and the City centre.

Route 40 will no longer serve Liffey Valley Shopping Centre to City centre as this section is being replaced by the new G2. The new Route 40 will go from Charlestown Shopping Centre to Earlsfort Terrace/Leeson Street

How to interchange between G-Spine and Route 40:

The new network provides enhanced connections across all modes of transport including Bus Éireann, Luas, Irish Rail and the new Orbital N4.

For information please contact:
Dublin Bus
Phone number: 01 873 4222
Email address: cutomercomment@dublinbus.ie
Website address: www.dublinbus.ie

In late Feb 2022, construction of a temporary Transport for Ireland Bus Interchange started in Luas Red Cow Park & Ride, in the west part of the P&R.

From Mon 14th Mar, part of the west part of Red Cow Park & Ride closed to accommodate construction works. Thus, the number of parking spaces in the west part of the P&R is limited.

The east part of Red Cow P&R, with 450+ spaces, will not be affected.

Once complete this temporary TFI Bus Interchange will facilitate increased bus services to / from Red Cow Luas Stop. It will also facilitate the construction of a permanent TFI Bus Interchange facility beside Red Cow Luas Stop.

Works are expected to be finished by early Sept 2022.